To create sustainable change in the health of a worksite, the culture must be changed by identifying and implementing practices that are evidence based, feasible, replicable, effective and have significant public health impacts.
Our goal is to create healthier worksites in Kansas through worksite implementation of policies, systems, and environmental best practices.
Dr. Ablah received a Bachelor of Arts with distinction from St. Olaf College, a Master of Public Health from the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, and a Master and Doctorate in Community Psychology from Wichita State University.
She is an associate professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita. Her research interests include community-based participatory research, physical activity and healthy foods, the built environment, health impact assessments, and worksite wellness. In particular, Dr. Ablah’s research focuses on how policies, systems, and environments can foster cultures of health.